Milwaukee Bucks returned to the semifinal series vs. the Nets after going down with 2-0 in the first two games. Milwaukee faced Brooklyn without their big-three being fully active.
James Harden was ruled out with a hamstring injury in the first minute of Game 1, while Kyrie Irving sprained his right ankle during the first half of Game 4.
Ryen Russillo recently joined The Bill Simmons Podcast to discuss the Bucks’ current momentum. Russillo explained that beating Brooklyn could trick everybody into thinking that the Bucks are better than they actually are.
“If there’s no Kyrie and there’s no Harden, as you’re alluding to, and the Bucks win this, the result I think will trick us into thinking the Bucks are something that they’re not.”
“I’m watching Giannis, and I’m going, why do you expect this to be different in any of these playoff series against good teams.”
The Bucks struggled in the first two games of the semifinal series, while they barely got out of Game 3 after a close-fought battle.
Game 4 was more lopsided for Giannis and co., however, Brooklyn played without Kyrie Irving in the second half of the game.
The good news for Steve Nash is that James Harden is returning for the crucial Game 5 as the Nets are trying to get a 3-2 lead.